The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 58 60 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing VB 10 5 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.25% 0.78% 3.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 1.78% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 17
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-33.82% -9.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Programming Languages Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
300 281 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 37.36% 43.97% 52.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 154 249
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.69 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -34.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.87 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Glasgow region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) VB6
4 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
4 7 (43.75%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (37.50%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 6 (37.50%) HTTP
5 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Streams
6 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Data Guard
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Veritas
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) ETL
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (31.25%) Solaris
6 5 (31.25%) COM+
7 4 (25.00%) DCOM
7 4 (25.00%) STL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Fiddler
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) DBA
3 4 (25.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) VB Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (37.50%) Web Services
4 5 (31.25%) COM+
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle Streams
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (25.00%) DCOM
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) STL
5 4 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (18.75%) OLE DB
6 3 (18.75%) ATL
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) WPF
7 2 (12.50%) jQuery
8 1 (6.25%) JBoss Seam
8 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (6.25%) Java EE 5
8 1 (6.25%) RichFaces
8 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) ETL
2 5 (31.25%) Data Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) VB6
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C++
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
5 2 (12.50%) VBA
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Data Guard
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) Veritas
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Infragistics
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos